Review: Animal Instincts by Gena Showalter

Posted April 22, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 7 Comments

Review: Animal Instincts by Gena Showalter
Animal Instincts
by Gena Showalter

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 1, 2007
Published by Harlequin Books
Pages: 379
Format: eBook
 

After a very bad marriage in which her husband constantly cheated on her Naomi Delacroix is determined to stop being such a doormat and let her inner Tigress out to play. If this means unleashing her Tigress on the too-sexy Royce Powell then so be it, the only problem being is that he seems to make her inner Tigress purr…I had a grin going the entire time I read this book, it may have made me look slightly insane and maybe scared small children, but I was too involved reading the book to really notice. This is a great book to read if you are looking for something light, a little sexy and very funny.

Although the romance wasn’t the best, Royce was soooo perfect that it got a little ridiculous in the end. How could one guy (who happens to not only be filthy rich but also disgustingly hot) be so damn perfect and say all the right things (and mean them!) all the time? Especially when Naomi gave no indication really that she was interested, even though she was, I can’t see a guy steaming through that amount of rejection. But despite it being completely unrealistic it was sweet and Royce was hot and reading Naomi trying to resist Royce’s advances was so hilarious that I didn’t really mind.

A great quick read Animal Instincts will keep you smiling and leave you refreshed for something new.

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About Gena Showalter

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Loved this book, though it’s been a few years since I read it as well. 🙂 I do have to agree though, like with a few other books by Gena, it’s more on the light and funny side, but I didn’t mind it.

Enjoy!
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Timitra
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Timitra

I’m not a huge fan of digustingly perfect but I am a fan of light, funny reads so I’ll definitely think about getting this one.

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Marie Jermy

I got excited when I got a Google Alert for “Animal Instincts Book Review”. You see Animal Instincts is also the title of my latest book!

Maria D.
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Maria D.

Great review! This sounds like a light hearted and fun read! Thanks:)

erin
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erin

Thanks for a great review! I gotta go check out this book 🙂

Carol L.
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Carol L.

I always have room for light and airy. Thanks for the review. This is one I haven’t heard of before. Will check it out.
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One book that I don’t own of Gena’s but just because she wrote it I will read it!